NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA (January 23, 2023) — Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) is pleased to welcome James Nussbaum to the firm. Nussbaum will join the Sports Law practice group and also serve as the chair of the newly launched Higher Education practice group. CCHA has had the privilege of advising institutions of higher education throughout Indiana and across the country on a variety of matters for the past ten years and with the addition and leadership of Nussbaum, commits to continue to grow this practice area.

Nussbaum has spent his entire career in higher education, serving as Associate General Counsel at Indiana University, a public research institution with 90,000 students and 40,000 employees across nine campuses.  At IU, he conducted investigations and provided legal advice on a wide variety of matters including athletics, Title IX, student and faculty affairs, human resources, employment discrimination, and negotiated real estate and other business transactions.  Nussbaum’s vast experience in higher education ideally situates him to formalize and lead CCHA’s higher education practice and position it for future growth and expansion.

“James is a wonderful addition to the firm,” said CCHA Managing Partner Alex Pinegar. “The fact that he served such a vital role at Indiana University really speaks to his capabilities and the ways in which he will be able to assist the clients we serve and lead our higher education group.”

“I look forward to working alongside such esteemed and respected attorneys,” said Nussbaum. “CCHA is in a pattern of growth, and the creation of a higher education practice group was a natural fit given their established sports law and school law practices. I am excited to be a part of the team.”

Founded in 1880, CCHA is the oldest law firm in Hamilton County, Indiana. As a full-service law firm, CCHA provides a myriad of legal services to clients across a wide variety of practice areas including: complex litigation, personal injury, governmental entity and municipal law, education, business formation and representation, divorce and family law, estate planning and administration, real estate law, criminal law, labor and employment law, mediation services and appellate litigation. Church Church Hittle + Antrim serves clients across the state with offices in Noblesville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Tipton, Merrillville and Westfield. 

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